Oral History in Your Library  Create Shelf Space for Community Voice Book

Oral History in Your Library Create Shelf Space for Community Voice

  • Author : Cyns Nelson
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2018-07-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440857256

Oral History in Your Library Create Shelf Space for Community Voice Excerpt :

Discover the true value and exciting possibilities of oral history in the library: learn new and compelling ways to engage your patrons by sharing personal and community history with them. • Shows librarians how to realize the potential of oral history collections • Goes beyond content creation to cover creating access to and promoting oral history as well as using it to enhance library programming • Provides public librarians a targeted way to engage with their communities

Oral History in Your Library Book

Oral History in Your Library

  • Author : Cyns Nelson
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Libraries
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 1440857245

Oral History in Your Library Excerpt :

Discover the true value and exciting possibilities of oral history in the library: learn new and compelling ways to engage your patrons by sharing personal and community history with them. * Shows librarians how to realize the potential of oral history collections * Goes beyond content creation to cover creating access to and promoting oral history as well as using it to enhance library programming * Provides public librarians a targeted way to engage with their communities

The Oral History Manual Book

The Oral History Manual

  • Author : Barbara W. Sommer
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-07-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442270800

The Oral History Manual Excerpt :

This edition provides new information on methodology, memory, technology, and legal options incorporated into each chapter and a completely new chapter provides guidelines on how to analyze interview content for effective use of oral history interview information. It is an updated and expanded road map with solid introduction to oral history.

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Edwidge Danticat Book

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Edwidge Danticat

  • Author : Jana Evans Braziel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-01-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350123540

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Edwidge Danticat Excerpt :

Edwidge Danticat's prolific body of work has established her as one of the most important voices in 21st-century literary culture. Across such novels as Breath, Eyes, Memory, Farming the Bones and short story collections such as Krik? Krak! and most recently Everything Inside, essays, and writing for children, the Haitian-American writer has throughout her oeuvre tackled important contemporary themes including racism, imperialism, anti-immigrant politics, and sexual violence. With chapters written by leading and emerging international scholars, this is the most up-to-date and in-depth reference guide to 21st-century scholarship on Edwidge Danticat's work. The Bloomsbury Handbook to Edwidge Danticat covers such topics as: · The full range of Danticat's writing from her novels and short stories to essays, life writing and writing for children and young adults. · Major interdisciplinary scholarly perspectives including from establishing fields fields of literary studies, Caribbean Studies Political Science, Latin American Studies, feminist and gender studies, African Diaspora Studies, , and emerging fields such as Environmental Studies. · Danticat's literary sources and influences from Haitian authors such as Marie Chauvet, Jacques Roumain and Jacques-Stéphen Alexis to African American authors like Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, and Caribbean American writers Audre Lorde to Paule Marshall. · Known and unknown Historical moments in experiences of slavery and imperialism, the consequence of internal and external migration, and the formation of diasporic communities The book also includes a comprehensive bibliography of Danticat's work and key works of secondary criticism, and an interview with the author, as well as and essays by Danticat herself.

Forged in War Book

Forged in War

  • Author : R David Lankes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-05-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538148969

Forged in War Excerpt :

The tools of our information age--from search engines to data mining to smart appliances--grew directly out of conflicts from World War I to the present day. Explore how today's Information Society reflects a worldview shaped by a century of war

Storytelling Professionally Book

Storytelling Professionally

  • Author : Harlynne Geisler
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN 10 : 9781563083709

Storytelling Professionally Excerpt :

Offers practical advice on preparing to perform, marketing, public relations, organizing one's time, getting bookings, and preventing and solving common problems

Living Blues Book

Living Blues

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Blues (Music)
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X002153885

Living Blues Excerpt :

Oral Literature in the Digital Age Book

Oral Literature in the Digital Age

  • Author : Mark Turin
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781909254305

Oral Literature in the Digital Age Excerpt :

Thanks to ever-greater digital connectivity, interest in oral traditions has grown beyond that of researcher and research subject to include a widening pool of global users. When new publics consume, manipulate and connect with field recordings and digital cultural archives, their involvement raises important practical and ethical questions. This volume explores the political repercussions of studying marginalised languages; the role of online tools in ensuring responsible access to sensitive cultural materials; and ways of ensuring that when digital documents are created, they are not fossilised as a consequence of being archived. Fieldwork reports by linguists and anthropologists in three continents provide concrete examples of overcoming barriers -- ethical, practical and conceptual -- in digital documentation projects. Oral Literature In The Digital Age is an essential guide and handbook for ethnographers, field linguists, community activists, curators, archivists, librarians, and all who connect with indigenous communities in order to document and preserve oral traditions.

Curating Oral Histories  Second Edition Book

Curating Oral Histories Second Edition

  • Author : Nancy MacKay
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-06-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315430805

Curating Oral Histories Second Edition Excerpt :

For the past ten years, Nancy MacKay’s Curating Oral Histories (2006) has been the one-stop shop for librarians, curators, program administrators, and project managers who are involved in turning an oral history interview into a primary research document, available for use in a repository. In this new and greatly expanded edition, MacKay uses the life cycle model to map out an expanded concept of curation, beginning with planning an oral history project and ending with access and use. The book:-guides readers, step by step, on how to make the oral history “archive ready”;-offers strategies for archiving, preserving, and presenting interviews in a digital environment;-includes comprehensive updates on technology, legal and ethical issues, oral history on the Internet, cataloging, copyright, and backlogs.

A Shared Authority Book

A Shared Authority

  • Author : Michael Frisch
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1990-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 0791401332

A Shared Authority Excerpt :

A collection of 13 previously published essays by Frisch (American studies, SUNY). Among them are general reflections on oral history, collective memory, and American culture and history; detailed studies of specific issues in documentary work; and considerations of public history and programming. Examples used include the unemployed, Chinese students, and the television history of the Vietnam War. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Only Plane in the Sky Book
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings

The Only Plane in the Sky

  • Author : Garrett M. Graff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501182228

The Only Plane in the Sky Excerpt :

A 2019 Goodreads Readers’ Choice Finalist for Best History A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2019 A New York Post Best Book of 2019 Now with a new afterword, Garrett M. Graff’s instant New York Times bestseller The Only Plane in the Sky, is the comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001 that has been called “history as its most immediate and moving” (Jon Meacham) and “remarkable…a priceless civic gift” (The Wall Street Journal). Hailed as “remarkable…incredibly evocative and compelling” (The Washington Post) and “oral history at its finest” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Garrett M. Graff’s The Only Plane in the Sky is the most vivid and human portrait of the September 11 attacks yet, comprised of never-before-published transcripts, recently declassified documents, and original interviews and stories from nearly five hundred government officials, first responders, witnesses, survivors, friends, and family members. Here is a vivid, profound, and searing portrait of humanity on a day that changed the course of history, and all of our lives.

Remembering Book


  • Author : D. Pollock
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2005-10-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 1403963479

Remembering Excerpt :

Drawing on the work of scholars and practitioners such as Augusto Boal, Gloria Anzaldua, and Trinh Minh-ha, these essays advocate oral history and oral history-based performance as means to challenge and expand upon traditional ways of transmitting historical knowledge. The contributors' central concerns are performative aspects of oral history itself and the theatrical or classroom "re-performance" of oral history. The essays detail classroom and public pedagogies, community-based interventions, processes of developing interview-based performances, and the ethical and political implications of oral history as an embodied form of representation. The essays collected in this volume present the most current scholarship straddling the rich intersection between oral history and performance, and together suggest ways for scholars and performers to use oral history to challenge more traditional modes of knowledge.

The Daily Show  The Book  Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Daily Show The Book

  • Author : Chris Smith
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455565351

The Daily Show The Book Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.

Best Technologies for Public Libraries  Policies  Programs  and Services Book

Best Technologies for Public Libraries Policies Programs and Services

  • Author : Christopher DeCristofaro
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2020-01-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440869273

Best Technologies for Public Libraries Policies Programs and Services Excerpt :

Emerging technologies can intimidate with their cost and uncertainty—this book provides flexible options for adopting the most popular ones. Introducing new technologies to your library can be a daunting process; they can be costly, they may be unfamiliar to many staff members, and their success is far from assured. To address these concerns, Best Technologies for Public Libraries accommodates budgets large and small, providing options for both the ambitious and the cost-conscious. Authors Christopher DeCristofaro, James Hutter, and Nick Tanzi provide a resource for staff looking to incorporate a number of emerging technologies into their library and makerspaces. Each chapter explores a new technology, including 3D printing, drones, augmented reality, and virtual reality, covering how it works, the selection process, training, sample programming, best practices, and relevant policy. By describing a variety of program and service ideas across age groups, the book gives readers the ability to first evaluate them within the context of their own organization before incorporating ideas à la carte. This approach helps readers to adopt these new technologies and create policies with uses already in mind. Learn the basics of how emerging technologies, including 3D printing, augmented reality, virtual reality, and drones work Read recommendations for how these emerging technologies can be used to develop library programs and services Build a framework for developing policy pursuant to these emerging technologies Understand best practices in adopting the aforementioned emerging technologies

Speaking in Bones Book
Score: 4
From 57 Ratings

Speaking in Bones

  • Author : Kathy Reichs
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982151010

Speaking in Bones Excerpt :

In this blockbuster novel from bestselling author Kathy Reichs, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan investigates what looks to be a typical missing person case, only to find herself digging up bones possibly left by a serial killer, a cult, or perhaps something not entirely of this world. For every case that Temperance Brennan has solved, there remain numerous bodies that remain unidentified in her lab. Information on some of these cold cases is available online, where amateur detectives sometimes take a stab at solving cases. When Tempe gets a call from Hazel “Lucky” Strike, a web sleuth who believes she’s successfully connected a body in Tempe’s lab to a missing eighteen-year-old girl, Tempe writes it off as another false alarm. Still reeling from her mother’s diagnosis and the shock of Andrew Ryan’s potentially life-change proposal, Tempe has little patience for chasing false leads. But when the bones in the lab match the missing girl’s medical records, Tempe re-opens the case, returning to the spot where her remains were originally found. What seems at first to be an isolated tragedy takes on a more sinister cast as Tempe uncovers two more sets of bones nearby. Even more troubling is that the area is known as a viewing point for a famous unexplained light phenomenon, and that a local cult nearby has significant interest in the site. Tempe’s suspicions turn to murder by ritual sacrifice—a theory that gains even more urgency when Hazel herself turns up dead. Struggling to follow the tracks of a killer who will do anything not to be discovered, Tempe races to solve the murders and unravel the mysteries surrounding the site before the body count climbs higher. A suspenseful addition to Temperance Brennan’s story, Speaking in Bones proves that Kathy’s pulse-pounding Bones series never slows down.